Mauritania Visa

When you need to get your Mauritania travel visa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the Mauritania visa requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Mauritania

Mauritania issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Mauritania Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mauritania with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact the embassy directly.

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Mauritania Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mauritania with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact the embassy directly.

Get a Business Visa for Mauritania

Mauritania issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Mauritania Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mauritania with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact the embassy directly.

Check travel recommendations

Mauritania Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mauritania with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact the embassy directly.

Get a Official or Diplomatic Visa for Mauritania

Mauritania issues Official or Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Mauritania Official or Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mauritania with a U.S. Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

Get My Official or Diplomatic Visa

Mauritania Official or Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Mauritania with a Non-US Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact the embassy directly.

As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at inquiry@travedocs.com at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Mauritania related to Mauritania travel visas, Mauritania visa requirements and applications, embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required

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About Mauritania

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Mauritania at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Mauritania

Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976 but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed TAYA seized power in a coup in 1984 and ruled Mauritania with a heavy hand for more than two decades. A series of presidential elections that he held were widely seen as flawed. A bloodless coup in August 2005 deposed President TAYA and ushered in a military council that oversaw a transition to democratic rule. Independent candidate Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI was inaugurated in April 2007 as Mauritania's first freely and fairly elected president. His term ended prematurely in August 2008 when a military junta led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel AZIZ deposed him and ushered in a military council government. AZIZ was subsequently elected president in July 2009. The country continues to experience ethnic tensions among its black population (Afro-Mauritanians) and white and black Moor (Arab-Berber) communities, and is having to confront a growing terrorism threat by al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Learn more about Mauritania in our World Atlas